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Work In Progress
Welcome to Work in Progress, a blog in which I try to be part observer, part adviser and part provocateur. I write about such issues as the "employment deal" between workers and organizations, people management strategies, advances in workplace technology and the social safety nets designed to catch displaced workers. I'm convinced the world is progressing toward an era of greater reciprocity between workers and employers, and organizations that get ahead of this trend are more likely to thrive.

Two NHL Teams Look to Line Change for Workplace Culture

August 15, 2013
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Employers Shouldn't Rely on Immigration Reform to Address High-Tech Skills Gap

June 28, 2013
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While I think it's important to increase the amount of H-1B visas to stay economically competitive with the rest of the world, I also believe this skills gap was in some way created by U.S. employers.
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#SHRM13 Stands for Party

June 18, 2013
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Party on, human resource professionals. You guys do it well.
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#SHRM13 Day Three: Some Random Observations

June 18, 2013
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Happy Workers—Happy World; Save Workers, Save Money; DJ Jazzy Jeff Rules; Putting a Shine on Good Work.
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#SHRM13: Opening Day at SHRM Book It

June 17, 2013
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As Hillary Clinton chatted about whatever she chatted about, other SHRM attendees opted to spend their time in pursuit of their profession.
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San Francisco May Flex its Muscle on Flexibility - and Stability

June 12, 2013
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Could it be that San Francisco values—including flexibility and stability for workers—can create value for both employees and employers?
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GOP Senator Backs Senate's Bipartisan Immigration Reform Bill

June 11, 2013
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With Sen. Kelly Ayotte endorsing a bipartisan immigration reform bill, the proposed legislation appears likely to pass the Senate. However, the real test for the bill will be the House of Representatives, where it will face stiff GOP opposition.
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